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My 1 year progress/Do I have potential


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #61

    FancyKnight

    I believe his handle is the anagram HonestGirl

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #62

    Eoin_From_Eire

    hicetnunc wrote:

    New coaching service : "you're so good"

    When you purchase this service, I will applaude and admire your play during a full hour. I'll use all my chess knowledge to find hidden value even in your ugliest moves, and use flattering comparisons to various giants of the present and the past. I will also offer a rough estimate of the # of months required for you to reach the NM, IM, GM and 2700+ level and give you a good way to get there without leaving the comfort of your computer screen and without assigning tedious exercises between sessions.

    All losses will be explained by temporary setbacks (fatigue, lack of concentration, multitasking, opponent having a fantastic day, engine break...) without ever doubting your natural talent and bright chess future.

    Stay tuned for a sample analysis coming soon

    You have never played me or seen my recent games otb and you are going to indirectly mock me? What is the point of that? what does that accomplish? Just talk to me, question me, play me and make your own assesment rather then acting a bit like a kid, please. I'm not offending your or anything

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #63

    Eoin_From_Eire

    waffllemaster wrote:

    Well I wish you luck! :)  Don't be disappointed if you're not 2000 after just a year.  We're talking world class improvement here, not just "that's really hard, not many do it"

    If you find out you're "only" 1600 or something don't be discouraged.  That's tremendous!  And if you do 1600 that fast there's no stopping you to 2000 in the near future in any case.

    Well thank you for being positive! that's more then nearly everyone else I met on here has ever done. I won't be dissapointed if I'm not 2000, even though I stick to near that area as an opinion of mine, But even over 1500, i'll be happy. I feel like i'm a bit over 1500 though. What gets me about it is that it has been done, Look at Blackburn, started at 18 and 2 years later he was one of the best in england, doing simals. Then everyone gets it in their head that it's impossible, it's too complex. That's part of the issue there, Not enough confidence. I try to take away the complexity of that by seeing the patterns and just doing training, having fun, and saying hey it's a game, hard game but all the moves are there, just have to find them. That's my opinion on chess anyhow. 

    The only discouraging thing for me is just the people (as you may have found out) lol Rating, nah. Just the folk that act like they have known me for life. Oh and Valeri is a great teacher. Go ahead and have a lesson with him, He tells you your mistakes, what would be better, how it would be better, gives you home work, recommends good books to read, ect ect. He is NOT how that guy put it as "All your mistakes are minor set backs". I just want to make sure no one thinks he's bad because of that xD he's the best I have met so far

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #64

    hicetnunc

    Eoin_From_Eire wrote:
    hicetnunc wrote:

    New coaching service : "you're so good"

    When you purchase this service, I will applaude and admire your play during a full hour. I'll use all my chess knowledge to find hidden value even in your ugliest moves, and use flattering comparisons to various giants of the present and the past. I will also offer a rough estimate of the # of months required for you to reach the NM, IM, GM and 2700+ level and give you a good way to get there without leaving the comfort of your computer screen and without assigning tedious exercises between sessions.

    All losses will be explained by temporary setbacks (fatigue, lack of concentration, multitasking, opponent having a fantastic day, engine break...) without ever doubting your natural talent and bright chess future.

    Stay tuned for a sample analysis coming soon

    You have never played me or seen my recent games otb and you are going to indirectly mock me? What is the point of that? what does that accomplish? Just talk to me, question me, play me and make your own assesment rather then acting a bit like a kid, please. I'm not offending your or anything

    I didn't mean to offend you. Sorry if my post hit you too hard.

    I'll make an assessment when I'll see your OTB tournament games. If you can reach 1800 USCF within one year, I'll be the very first to congratulate you. Actually, if you have the courage to go and play in an OTB rated tourney, you already have my respect Smile

    But boasting a 2200 level because you played against ChessMaster just shows a clear lack of, let's say, experience.

    I also believe that opening one's eyes, especially when he is young, has some value. It doesn't mean I don't think you have potential in chess. It means your claims aren't based on anything solid just yet. There is a difference.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #65

    Eoin_From_Eire

    hicetnunc wrote:

    I didn't mean to offend you. Sorry if my post hit you too hard.

    I'll make an assessment when I'll see your OTB tournament games. If you can reach 1800 USCF within one year, I'll be the very first to congratulate you. Actually, if you have the courage to go and play in a rated tourney, you already have my respect

    But boasting a 2200 level because you played against ChessMaster just shows a clear lack of, let's say, experience.

    Oh it's ok man, don't worry. I just didn't like how you kinda picked on my chess coach, Because he is a great guy, and he does point out mistakes. And if you make mistakes he will say "Ohh if you made that move against me I would do this this and this and would punish you" and we will have a laugh, So he teaches great. 

    Do you have a USCF? if you know where you are and you are 1800 or higher, we can play a few unrated games or something and you can make an assessment about me if you like. I'm nervous when playing people, so It would take a few games to loosen me up lol. I want to go to some tournaments sooo bad, but I have the perfect storm of events and location to keep me away from not just tournaments but chess clubs too. No clubs withing 40 minutes of me, no bus stations, I live in the middle of cornfeilds near the mountains with no car and a father who doesn't even want me to get a job yet haha. I'd need a car to get to a job anyway, but still. 

    Well I did say ChessMaster, and fritz 11, and told about games I had and my training and tacticts trainer levels, ect ect, all I'm missing is OTB tournament games, which is pretty hard for me to get to right now.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #66

    hicetnunc

    Well, I wish you have the opportunity to play OTB chess some day, because it's quite an experience Cool

    I don't have time to play training games against you, sorry, but I'd be interested to see the games that your coach labelled as 'of 2200 quality' (I'll refrain from making any comments, but I'm curious).

    As for your coach, as I have never taken any lessons with him, and have no close chess relative having taken any lessons with him either, I don't have any opinion about him. But I would be critical of a coach sugarcoating things too much. Anyway, I guess it's up to the student to decide what's good for him.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #67

    Eoin_From_Eire

    hicetnunc wrote:

    Well, I wish you have the opportunity to play OTB chess some day, because it's quite an experience

    I don't have time to play training games against you, sorry, but I'd be interested to see the games that you coach labelled as 'of 2200 quality' (I'll refrain from making any comments, but I'm curious).

    As for your coach, as I have never taken any lessons with him, and have no close chess relative having taken any lessons with him either, I don't have any opinion about him. But I would be critical of a coach sugarcoating things too much. Anyway, I guess it's up to the student to decide what's good for him.

    Well thank you. If there are any oppertunities to play some OTB I'd love to and play those. I am thinking of working at Moreau state park because it's the only place within walking distance. A 40 minute walk, but If I want to prove myself, see where I am at, I have to be able to get a car, and save money to head to tournaments, ect ect. Maybe I can find those games I played and send you the notation in note sometime, I'll look at a recorded lesson and write the notation down. If you want to give some critizism go on ahead and do that once you see a game or two (Maybe i'll play a couple against the computer tonight and send them to yah) I gotta learn where I went wrong to get better right? lol

    He doesn't sugar coat things that I noticed, but he does compliment on good games. Small bits of sugar is kind of needed, a little reward to keep the moral up. But he does point out the bad moves you do, asks why you made that move, then shows you why it's bad, ect. So He is great really.


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